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High bandwidth Data/Power Transfer Using Sound Waves

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a technology that enables ultra high bandwidth data communication as well as power transfer over short...

Flaw Tolerant Oxide Ceramic Composites

 

This set of technologies takes up the problems associated with ceramics in oxidizing environments. By strengthening materials and slowing the growth of cracks it...

Multiple-use Corn zein-based Biodegradable Resins, Sheets, and Films are an attractive alternative to plastic

 

This technology is a process for preparing biodegradable resins comprised of corn zein and fatty acids and forming the resins into sheets, thin films, and similar...

One-Part Liquid Composite Molding Technique

 

This technique for liquid composite molding uses a solid catalyst recrystallized onto preplaced fiber reinforcements to produce high-strength polymer matrix...

Multiple-Input Buck Boost Power Converter

A power converter circuit to convert multiple direct current (dc) inputs to one or more dc outputs. This dc-dc power converter allows its load to be powered by multiple,...

RMPA Compact Pattern-Reconfigurable Microstrip Parasitic Arrays

 

This invention is a class of low-power smart antennas, operating at millimeter and microwave frequencies, which are controlled by electronically manipulating the...

Method for Isolating Antennas Using Meandered-Line Ground Plane Surface Wave Filter

 

A wireless communication device includes multiple antennas spaced apart from each other. Also included is a dielectric substrate with electrically conductive...

Microvascular Networks and Composite Materials Using Sacrificial Fibers

 

This technology is a biologically inspired 3D microvascular networks within composite materials provide damage management and active temperature regulation. 

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Stretchable Batteries With Self-Similar Serpentine Interconnects and Integrated Wireless Recharging Systems

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new design for manufacturing stretchable batteries with "self-similar serpentine interconnects" that...

Advanced Technique for Processing Sacrificial Fibers

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new method for making sacrificial fibers. This method can be used to produce larger and more complex...

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